Sunday, September 7, 2014

Come renew your love for art!

Terry Waldron

We are so honored to have Terry Waldron - talented quilt fabric artist, teacher, & author at Calico Mermaid on November 15!


Sharing her love of art & empowering others to create is very important to Terry. She says, "Because I was a long-time, successful high school art teacher, this is a subject that is very close to my heart. Remember the fun you had making art when you were in kindergarten? 
Where did that joy go?"


Ms. Waldron's work has been included in the invitational Dinner@8 Exhibition every year since it's inception. This juried, traveling show features only 30 pieces from artists from all over the world.

The class has already started to fill up, so if you're interested, come in to reserve your space soon.
You can read more about her here:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kits! Step right up & get your kits right here!

This seems to be Kit Season at Calico Mermaid.
If you love kits, you'll love these!

This beauty is 12 Days of Baltimore Christmas 
by Pearl Pereira for RJR Fabrics.
The applique pieces are entirely pre-cut & fusible is already applied - ready to iron on!

This Christmas Cactus is a pre-cut kit from RJR Fabrics. 
Linda Matthews will be teaching the class in September. 
Check the Class Calendar for details.

Parallel Universe is another pre-cut kit from RJR Fabrics. 
Jen teaches this class - perfect for beginners.

Trellis uses Alex Anderson's beautiful Flutter Collection for RJR Fabrics.
Such soft, pretty colors.

Postcards From the Farm Kit features Summerland by Skipping Stones Studio for Clothworks.
 This lovely small lap quilt goes together quickly & easily.
Bordered Rows Block of the Month is a gorgeous quilt designed by Marti Michell.
It is also available in a complete kit.

We have some great events planned for you...
watch for updates!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Summer Fun at the Mermaid!

 Summer Camp with Cat was a huge success!
Catherine Wilson is a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor we brought up from Southern California.
Everyone had a great time!

Here's Jenny with her finished runner! 

Our Underwater Holidays Challenge is well under way!
We have a few Challenge kits left, so call if you'd like one!
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 Becki's Shaman Chicken & Mermaid Doll classes have been very popular.

Of course, our Breakfast Clubs & FINtastic Mini Retreats have been 

Everyone has been very productive.  

The retreat meals seemed to be pretty popular.


 We were also very lucky to have Nancy Rink visit us & talk about her new BOM, Color Love. Her beautiful quilt is hanging in the shop if you want to visit us.
This BOM will begin soon at Calico Mermaid - as soon as I get everything
unpacked & prepared!

So that's how our summer was ... just watch for some 
Fabulous Fall Fun coming soon!
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Jolly Jingle Workshop

Our Second Annual Jolly Jingle Workshop was an amazing success!

Our terrific teachers, Jenny, Karen, Margaret, & Sheri, had 13 workshops from which to choose. 
Over 3 days, participants made up to 8 different Christmas projects.

There were paper piecing projects, applique, quilted, sewing projects, & handwork. 
There were small & large projects - something for everyone!


  It was a great week of making new stitchy friends & enjoying some longstanding friendships.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Camp with Cat

We just finished a whirlwind week with Catherine Wilson, of 
Queenie Quilts from Southern California.
Beginning paper piecers & experienced Judy Neimeyer addicts 
all enjoyed creating Judy's amazing  Quiltworx patterns.

Cat, certified Judy Neimeyer Instructor, does an amazing job teaching paper piecing.